Porgies are small to moderately large spiny-rayed fishes of the family Sparidae, included in the order Perciformes. The sheepshead, scup, and red sea bream are species in this family. They inhabit shallow temperate waters and tropical marine and estuarine waters from shore to depths of over 100 m. Porgies live in shallow temperate marine waters and are bottom-dwelling carnivores. The fishes in this group tend to stay close to the bottom near rocky outcrops but are mobile, often traveling in loose aggregations or multi-species schools. They feed on benthic invertebrates inhabiting rocky surfaces of the reef or in the sand near the reef. Most species possess grinding, molar-like teeth. The group includes porgies, grunts, goatfishes and wrasses. They are ecologically similar to snappers and grunts. Most are excellent food-fishes and are of considerable commercial importance. Many are also important to recreational fishermen.They can grow up to up to 18 in and weigh 1/2 - 4 lb.
where to catch porgy's (scup)Edit
Porgy can be caught in many usa states including Massachusetts, Rode island, New York, coneticute, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Gorgia, Florida, and lousiana. they hide in rocks and rough bottoms an wrecks When can I catch porgy's Porgy season is from May 1to dec. 31. Party boats and charters go out in a lot of places all season.The Osprey is a good porgy boat that goes out of the Port Jefferson Harbor Long Island New York. Go to http://www.ospreyfishing.com